Sunday, May 1, 2005

Community Project Development 3 The Empire Writes Back

Yesterday I put together the first of the Bible studies based on the Sunday morning service. It probably took about an hour and a half. I then made additional copies for those who don't have and email adress. I think what makes it easier is that most of the quotations are from the book of Galatians, and that there was heaps of scripture, all raising different aspects of the same issue... the freedom we have in Christ. What was best of all was getting some positive feedback from Mick, who liked the way the study was set out.

Here is a copy of the first elucidation. this was followed by a leaders version in which the answers and scriptures were included in hidden text.

The Freedom we have in Christ

Open in prayer

"In School, how did you feel when others cut in front of you in line? What did you do?"

In Galatians 5:1 What does Paul mean by the yoke of slavery?
What were some people in the church in Galatia trying to do?
Read Galatians 2:16 There is a strange word which we don’t use nowadays… What do you think that word means?
What then was the purpose of the law if not to make us right with God? Look for the answer in Romans 3:20
Since rule keeping is not the way to God, what is? Galatians 5:6
Read Galatians 4:3-7 What does Paul mean by the rights of sons?
In the ancient world, what do archeologists and historians tells us it meant to be a son? How is this different to how we understand sonship today?
What is the difference between the discipline needed by a child and the discipline needed by the mature son?
In Hebrews 8:8-12 we see Gods plan for a new covenant that He spoke of in Jeremiah 31. How do you think this covenant was different from the previous one?
What are the results of the Spirit being at work in our lives? Galatians 5:22&23

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